Watch: High school bans urinals as trans compromise, manages to piss everyone off (pun intended)
Earlier this month, a New Hampshire mom told the House Judiciary Committee how her 13-year-old daughter was harassed by a biologically male student in the girl's locker room of Milford Middle School. The student, a gender-fluid lesbian, also brought their gang of furry friends. Under the school's bathroom policies, students are permitted to use the bathroom of their choice.
Well, the high school of that same school district has now voted on a "compromise" to revise these controversial policies. What's that? Just make girls use the girl's bathroom and boys use the boy's? Oh no, that's far too simple. No, instead, Milford High School decided to ban urinals. For some reason.
They also decided to ban shared spaces in locker rooms, which makes slightly more sense than the urinals, but still less sense than simply not allowing males in female spaces and vice versa.
The decision caused about 150 students to walk out in protest last Friday, with some decrying the alleged discrimination against LGBTQ students and others saying they didn't want men in the women's bathroom.
\u201cStudents at a Milford, New Hampshire school stage a walkout after the school board bans urinals in school bathrooms to protect trans students from "harm."\u201d— Catch Up (@Catch Up) 1676490136
There was a separate proposal on the table for students to use the bathroom according to their biological sex. But that one was apparently too hateful. So now no one gets urinals.
The urinal proposal would also require students to change for gym class in bathroom stalls instead of open locker room spaces. This means only eight girls and three boys can change at a time. And installing stalls instead of urinals would cost tens of thousands of dollars, according to the Superintendent. As someone whose high school gym classes were made up of 50+ kids, I could see how this would be a bit problematic.
It's almost like there's an extremely simple solution to this problem that was widely accepted as normal until about seven years ago when the world lost its mind because of one very orange man. But sure, let's ban urinals. Why not.